Another area of low pressure will approach the South Coast late this afternoon.

Light snow falling over southern Vancouver Island will spread across the south coast early this afternoon as the low nears.

The snow is expected to become heavier late this afternoon and this evening as a more organized band of precipitation moves up from the south.

Most regions will see five to 10 cm of snow tonight.

Environment Canada has issued Snowfall Warnings for:

East Vancouver Island – Courtenay to Campbell River – total amounts of 5 to 10 cm is expected.
East Vancouver Island – Duncan to Nanaimo – total amounts of 5 to 10 cm is expected.
East Vancouver Island – Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay – total amounts of 5 to 10 cm is expected.
Greater Victoria – total amounts of 5 to 15 cm is expected.

This storm will be accompanied by slightly milder conditions and the snow is expected to be wetter (less fluffy) than earlier this week.

Parts of Greater Victoria, the southern Gulf Islands and Metro Vancouver will likely see snow starting to mix with rain overnight as the milder conditions arrive.

Veronica Cooper has a look at your long-range forecast.

Veronica Cooper